Do I need a visa to Vietnam for the citizens of Russia

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Виза во Вьетнам в паспорте Visa to Vietnam

The citizens can visit Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days. If you stay more than 15 days, need a visa in advance or upon arrival (see more information on how to apply for a visa to Vietnam).

Visa stamp the Russians on the border of Vietnam to be in airports and at land border crossings. To obtain it is necessary to observe several simple conditions:

  • The citizen of the Russian Federation is not in the list of persons banned entry to Vietnam
  • The citizen of the Russian Federation must have a passport with validity not less than 6 months
  • The citizen of the Russian Federation must have a return ticket to the Republic of Belarus or in a third country
  • Since the last DEPARTURE from Vietnam was not less than 30 days (condition was put into effect 01.01.2015)

How is the number of days of stay

In 15 days of stay are included all the day of arrival and day of departure regardless of the hour of your arrival. For example, if you cross the border 1 day of the month, you will have to leave the country not later than the 15th day, i.e. at the rate you have 13 full days. When entering the stamp in the passport would bear the latest date when you must leave Vietnam, and if you pass the exit passport control after this date, it will be considered a violation.

For violation of term of stay, a penalty of $ 5 for each day of delay, but in practice it also happens that for exceeding the border guards might not pay attention, or Vice versa will have to extort a bribe of a few tens of dollars. Anyway, better this time not to break. To extend visa-free stay in any legitimate way, unfortunately, impossible.

Important! Some sites online still you can find the information that for the extension of visa or visa-free stay of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus can travel from Vietnam to a neighbouring country and returning back to stamp for 15 days visa-free stay. This information is not true. Starting in 2015, to enter Vietnam without a visa is possible not earlier than 30 days after the last departure.

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andrei Sep 30, 2019
I apologize for the deviation. So it turned out.Because of not knowing English have to learn all the details.Paint each step almost by the minute.And from you I learned a lot,which is not so easy to find in search engines.I am very grateful for the patience and detailed answers.At the moment no more questions,but if there are,then ask.Thanks again! ...
andrei Sep 30, 2019
And on that bus ticket to Phnom Penh costs 180,000 Dong. But I don't remember the site where this station is. Today it is not found.Well, okay. ...
Yakimsambo 6 October, 2019
Please tell me, if everywhere write that the flights to Phu Quoc should be straight and from the international airport in order not to do the visa.. and we are flying from Moscow with a stopover in China (Guangzhou) and then to Phu Quoc. In this case we would not need a visa to get ? Or this flight is also direct? Thank you ...
admin October 6, 2019

You have direct international flights from Guangzhou, and if you have a transplant in Vietnam, it is not an international flight. Therefore, the visa in your case not will need, you will have 30 days visa-free. ...
Igor Fadeev, 16 October, 2019
The hotel guide said that it is forbidden to take the sand, but nowhere in the Internet I can not find confirmation of this. Tell me, who to believe? ...
admin 17 October, 2019

I never heard anything like it. Maybe the guide "I heard the sound, and he does not know where he is." Maybe there are some restrictions on the export of industrial sand, commercial constraints on this. I was young when I traveled a couple of times with rounds of such nonsense from our guides had heard that Yandex.Zen even resting. And customs you are unlikely to someone with a bag of sand will be interesting. While on the other hand, in place of customs officers and police I would be interested in people, which for some reason takes out the sand so that the probability of cavity search. ...
AAAA 19 October, 2019
tell me please, plan to buy ointments and so on in large quantity. customs can be questions? ...
admin 20 October, 2019

Yes, there can be issues, but rather at the exit from Vietnam and entry into the Russian Federation or another country, I don't know where you're from. You about our customs rules read - ...
, Deniska 13 November, 2019
Good evening! Need advice - fly to Phu Quoc island international flight, get a visa for 30 days, will fly with a stopover in Ho Chi Minh city. Let us from the country. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city at a local terminal. ...
admin November 13, 2019

Sure if visa will. ...